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Darrion Cockrell, Lindbergh’s ‘Mr. DC,’ named Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2021

Crestwood Elementary surprised Mr. DC with a socially-distanced parade and celebration Friday, Sept. 4, for winning 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

Darrion Cockrell, the Lindbergh Schools educator named 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year, sees the statewide honor as an opportunity to continue his mission of connecting with children in positive and fun ways that help them be healthier and happier. Known to nearly everyone as “Mr. DC,” Cockrell has t...

Dee Baebler is stepping down as Sunset Hills alderman

Dee Baebler

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

Longtime Sunset Hills Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler will no longer serve in her post after she and husband move this month from Sunset Hills to the city of St. Louis. Baebler said she plans to resign Sept. 21. Baebler is the longest-serving alderman on the board, representing Ward 1 for a decade after...

PHOTOS: See photos from Mehlville’s first day of school

Mehlville School District’s Wohlwend Elementary reading interventionist Ellen Geders meets in person with a student through a Plexiglas barrier, with masks. All students in K-12 schools have to wear masks under a new county order.

September 4, 2020

The Mehlville School District began the fall semester last week with a unique start for students, parents and teachers, as most classes and grades are all-virtual.  

PHOTOS: Ready to (virtually) learn

PHOTOS: Ready to (virtually) learn

September 3, 2020

St. Louis County Library is providing hundreds of tablet computers to local school districts to help families with young children keep learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the Hancock Place School District. All South County school districts started school last week and this week all-virtual,...

GALLERY: See all the cute, funny and furry submissions from The Call’s Pet Photo Contest

Runner-up - Work from Home Pet 

Cooper, submitted by Kathy Marlock.

September 3, 2020

Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus and St. Louis Call. 

PHOTOS: Students head back to class in person at Lindbergh Schools

Concord Elementary students pose for a back-to-school photo Friday, Aug. 28.

September 1, 2020

Lindbergh School's students, parents and teachers had a unique return to school last week as grades K-3 came back in person and grades 4-12 started virtually. Lindbergh is one of the only school districts in the county, aside from private schools, with students returning to the classrooms - kindergarten...

PHOTOS: See all the winners from The Call’s Pet Photo Contest

Winner - Pet and Parent 

Mya, submitted by Angie Wynne.

August 31, 2020

Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus and St. Louis Call

PHOTOS: Neighborhood children celebrate 96-year-old local resident’s birthday

PHOTOS: Neighborhood children celebrate 96-year-old local resident's birthday

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2020

Melvin 'Mel' Bequette celebrated his 96th birthday Aug. 6 with friends and neighbors at his home in Crestwood. Mel was born in 1924 and every year on Aug. 6 children from around the neighborhood and other surrounding neighborhoods come and decorate his home with balloons, signs and chalk drawings to...

Couple and cat are safe after fire during storms destroys garage in Oakville

The remnants of a garage and a car inside it destroyed in a fire Monday, seen the day after the fire.

August 14, 2020

An Oakville couple and their cat are safe after a fire destroyed their garage during the storms that swept through South County Monday night, leaving some households without power for days. The call reporting the fire at the intersection of Christopher Road and Schnell in Oakville came in to the Meh...

Photos: Thousands still without power in South County after storms

A tree fell on a pool in St. Louis County in storm damage Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 11, 2020

Thousands of people in South County are waiting to have their electricity restored after powerful storms rolled through Monday night. So far, Ameren Missouri does not have an estimate when power will be restored, but said crews were working overnight to restore power to more than 70,000 households. Not...

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